Tag: Egypt

Egypt undertakes feasibility study for $110M molasses-based ethanol plant

Egypt undertakes feasibility study for $110M molasses-based ethanol plant

May 26, 2020 |

In Egypt, Egypt Today reports the Ministry of Petroleum, Mining, and Mineral Resources has undertaken a feasibility study for a proposed $110 million ethanol plant. The facility would use molasses as feedstock and discussions are currently underway with sugar producers to create MOUs for feedstock supply. Egypt is one of the few countries in the […]

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Egypt looks to convert 220,000 minibuses to biodiesel

Egypt looks to convert 220,000 minibuses to biodiesel

December 10, 2019 |

In Egypt, Reuters reports that while the government is pushing drivers to convert passenger vehicles to dual-fuel systems that will integrate the use of LPG, further driving a policy that has been in place since the 1990s for taxis and minibuses but is receiving mixed reviews from private drivers, it is also seeking to increase […]

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Egypt’s Delta Sugar to invest $2 million equity in planned molasses ethanol plant

Egypt’s Delta Sugar to invest $2 million equity in planned molasses ethanol plant

September 4, 2019 |

In Egypt, local press reports that Delta Sugar company is planning to invest $2 million in the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company’s molasses-based ethanol plant that is under development. The investment, which accounts for 5% of the project’s equity, will be paid out over two years. The deal between the two companies appears to still be […]

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Hilton in Egypt teams with local company to supply UCO for biodiesel production

Hilton in Egypt teams with local company to supply UCO for biodiesel production

October 25, 2017 |

In Egypt, Hilton announced a deal to collaborate with Tagaddod, a biodiesel producer using used cooking oil as feedstock, to supply around 1.5 metric tons of UCO from 15 of its hotels in the country per month. Because biodiesel isn’t consumed domestically, the ICCC-certified fuel will be exported to France, the United Kingdom, Italy and […]

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Egyptian research lab moving forward with UCO/jatropha aviation biofuel

Egyptian research lab moving forward with UCO/jatropha aviation biofuel

May 10, 2017 |

In Egypt, following three years of R&D, researchers from the National Research Center’s Department of Chemical Engineering have developed aviation fuel using a combination of used cooking oil and jatropha oil, though algal oils and palm oil have also been trialed in the mix. Using sewer water to irrigate the jatropha trees helps to keep […]

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Egypt shipped ethanol to Europe in 2015 and is targeting Africa in 2016

Egypt shipped ethanol to Europe in 2015 and is targeting Africa in 2016

January 19, 2016 |

In Egypt, the Egyptian Sugar and Integrated Industries Company succeeded in exporting 20,000 metric tons of ethanol to European countries in 2015 and is currently negotiating an offtake agreement for another 50,000 tons to an Indian company located in Egypt. The state-owned company is also looking at opportunities to market both ethanol and sugar to […]

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Egypt looking to fly on aviation biofuel next year

Egypt looking to fly on aviation biofuel next year

July 16, 2015 |

In Egypt, students at the Engineering Institute of Aviation and Technology in collaboration with the National Research Centre have successfully produced aviation biofuel meeting ASTM1655. The country has capacity to produce about 30 tons of the fuel per day and as such Egypt Air will fly its first biofuel flights next year. A test was […]

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Egypt signs used cooking oil protocol to support biodiesel program

Egypt signs used cooking oil protocol to support biodiesel program

June 23, 2015 |

In Egypt, the Minister of Supply has signed a protocol for recycled cooking oil to be collected from citizens in exchange for points that can be traded for free food. The oil will then be delivered to the Alexandria Company for Petroleum Additives who will process it into biodiesel. The plan scales up a trial […]

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Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company to build ethanol from rice husk plant

Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company to build ethanol from rice husk plant

May 26, 2015 |

In Egypt, the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (ECHEM) is looking to invest in a 50,000 metric ton per year ethanol facility that will use rice straw as feedstock as it looks to help the government achieve its 20% renewables target for 2020. The fuel will be used for electricity production rather than for transport.

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Al Nouran looking to add ethanol capacity to sugar beet factory under development

Al Nouran looking to add ethanol capacity to sugar beet factory under development

February 3, 2015 |

In Egypt, Al Nouran along with a consortium of banks and investors are investing $357 million in a sugar beet factory and sugar refinery that will also include an undisclosed volume of ethanol production. The facility will produce 250,000 metric tons of sugar from beet and refine another 300,000 tons of raw sugar during the […]

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